Kimberly A. Suta
When moving into a new community, one of the most important areas to consider is the breadth and quality of the local health care services. Fortunately, with Boerne being so close to San Antonio, known for its vast array of doctors and medical services, local residents can rest easy knowing they are but a stone’s throw away from an infinite number of premier services.
In fact, Boerne residents could not be more perfectly positioned. Not only do you have access to the world-class South Texas Medical Center, but Boerne is also home to several superb primary care facilities and specialty doctors, as well as radiology, lab, dental, dermatology services, general audiology, ophthalmology, sports medicine, aesthetic medicine, pain management, the list goes on.
To help get you started on the path to good health and wellness in the Boerne area, here’s a basic guide to our local health-related services:
Methodist Emergency Center | Boerne
Located on Menger Springs Road, Methodist Emergency Center | Boerne is your neighborhood freestanding emergency room that offers full-service, around-the-clock care. It just so happens to have been the first of its kind in South and Central Texas. Recent visitors applaud the lightning quick service, as well as the thorough and personable care.
Methodist Surgery Center | Boerne
Methodist Hospital opened up a new, 13.1 million dollar, 15,744-square-foot surgery center in August of 2020. It gives us great peace of mind to know that we have a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center right here in Boerne. Affiliated with Methodist Healthcare, the surgery center specializes in outpatient, same-day surgical procedures, including general, colorectal, ophthalmologic, orthopedic, neuro spine and more, for a hassle-free experience that’s almost as seamless as shopping on Main St.
“We are committed to providing the same level of clinical excellence you’d expect during an in-patient hospital setting with close proximity to home,” commented Dan Miller, CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. “The development of the surgery center supports our strategy to provide ambulatory care in our primary service area. The demand for local, expert care enhances our alignment with surgeons in the market, especially as physicians and patients move to the Boerne area.”
Top: Methodist Medical Center | Boerne is home to Methodist Emergency Center | Boerne, Methodist Surgery Center | Boerne, STRIC (South Texas Radiology Imaging Consultants) and Physician Offices.
Hill Country Memorial
Hill Country Memorial has several locations in the Hill Country, including a medical clinic in Boerne that offers primary care, family medicine, pediatrics, pulmonology, vascular and more. You can expect comprehensive, quality care and therapies from HCM, as their number one goal is achieving your wellness. Notably, the Fredericksburg and Marble Falls facilities have ER and ambulatory surgery services.
UT Health Hill Country
An offshoot of UT Health San Antonio, UT Health Hill Country is a group of top-notch primary and specialty care physicians, located on Old Fredericksburg Rd. The local facility includes an imaging and radiology center with a 3.0 Tesla MRI, 64-slice CT scan, digital X-ray and ultrasound technology, as well as on-site physical therapy and on-site blood draw and diagnostic labs.
Labcorp – Laboratory Testing in Boerne
Located on E. Bandera Road, Labcorp makes getting those necessary lab tests simple and fast. Its services include routine lab work, pediatric collection, employment drug screen, hair collation and H pylori breath test.
Clinical Pathology Laboratories
CPL has more than 200 conveniently located Patient Service Centers, including one right here in Boerne on Herff Road. It has served the medical community for over 70 years, offering the highest quality laboratory services. No appointments are necessary, and walk-ins are welcome.
South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers
STRIC offers full service, outpatient diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services at various locations, including one in Boerne on Menger Springs.
With two facilities in Boerne, MRI NOW provides the latest technologies regarding detailed images, MRI and ultrasounds. They are known for their modern facilities and warm, inviting staff.
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
Located on W. Bandera Road, STBTC enables you to support your local community in the most caring way possible, by donating blood and platelets.
Distinctive Dentistry by Dr. Kurt Mackie
Dr. Mackie and his team specialize in general, cosmetic and restorative services for his patients, addressing problems and providing personalized treatments for beautiful life-long results.
Sports & Family Medicine of Boerne
In addition to providing primary care for all ages, Drs. Charles and Wendy McCurley partner to specialize in non-surgical orthopedic care, allergy medicine, hormone therapy and aesthetic treatments.
Orthopedic Performance Institute
The Orthopedic Performance Institute, comprised of Matthew Dwyer, MD, Alexandra Matthews, DO and Christopher I. Phelps, MD, has offices in Boerne and San Antonio. The group specializes in joint reconstructions, and adult and pediatric orthopedics.
Advanced Spinal Pain Management
The Center for Wellness & Regenerative Medicine offers patients much more than traditional pain management. Dr. Aldon Williams provides innovative, interventional and regenerative therapies that treat a variety of conditions such as herniated disc pain, neuropathic pain and inflammatory diseases. He can also help patients increase energy, cognitive function and return to a healthy, pain-free life.
San Antonio Services
South Texas Medical Center
The aforementioned Medical Center is renowned nationwide and home to thousands of physicians at various medical institutions that include Mays Cancer Center – UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, Methodist Healthcare Hospitals, St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital, UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital, Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital and Methodist Healthcare Ministries.
Not only are they a primary resource for patients seeking superior healing services, but they are also leading the way in research and development of new treatments and technologies in order to continue advancing the medical field. The Medical Center is also known to house several institutions involved in cutting edge cancer research.
Their specialties include cardiovascular services, comprehensive rehabilitation, emergency services, minimally invasive surgery, pediatric services, neonatal services, neurosciences, oncology services, orthopedic services, stroke care services, transplant services and women’s services.
San Antonio Military Medical Center
The U.S. Department of Defense has also centralized military trauma and wound care training at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) for both civilian and military personnel. It is one of only 15 hospitals nationwide that holds both “Level 1” trauma certification and an American Burn Association accreditation.
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio | Goldbury Center for Children and Families
This excellent children’s focused outpatient medical center offers 38 different pediatric specialty clinics and programs throughout San Antonio, as well as primary care clinics and dental facilities. Their patient care team of medical and surgical physicians and other dedicated health care professionals treat over 55,000 children annually, addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of sick or injured children and their families.
Methodist Children’s Hospital | Methodist Healthcare
Located in San Antonio’s Medical Center on Floyd Curl Drive, Methodist Children’s Hospital is known to serve more families than any other children’s hospital in the area. In fact, babies and children are often transported from all over South Texas to their facility in order to receive the highest level of medical care, so families in Boerne can rest assured their children will get the best care in Texas.
This hospital has become one of the leading U.S. hospitals to provide bone marrow and stem cell transplants for children. It also has a stellar reputation for its oncology, neurosurgery, heart surgery and orthopedics services, not to mention its several specialty clinics that address chronic illnesses. Their list of pediatric services extends even into spinal care, burn care, plastic surgery and gastroenterology.
The extensive list of health and medical services in and around the Boerne area far surpasses what most Texas towns typically have access to and continues to grow, reminding us how truly fortunate we are to live here!